Minneapolis’ Demon Of Screamin’: The life and times of enigmatic rock ’n’ roller Curtiss A

Before you even ask a question,” says Curtiss A, leaning forward to address my iPhone, “I’ll just make a statement that I have not prepared.” The singer-songwriter born Curt Almsted thought I had come to his St. Paul home to ask him about aliens, which was a reasonable assumption. He has a UFO story he’s … [ Read more]

Brewer Profile: Dane Breimhorst of Burning Brothers Brewing

From the corner of Thomas Avenue and Wheeler Street, St. Paul’s Burning Brothers Brewing doesn’t look like a mecca for gluten-free beer drinkers across the region, but the “Gluten-Free Facility” sign hanging from the door tells me I’ve come to the right place. Inside, I find co-owner and brewer Dane Breimhorst and his team casually … [ Read more]

Spirits Close-Up: Lesser-Known Liquor

The craft cocktail movement, aided by exciting boutique importers, is bringing so many interesting new bottles of booze to our local shelves. But which ones are worth a bother? Which are versatile enough to play around with, and easy to mix into your favorite drinks? We asked MSP bartenders to endorse three of the stranger … [ Read more]

Artist Profile: The wonderfully strange works of Jennifer Davis

A roaring lion, steeped in vivid colors of bubblegum and coral. A humanoid cat wearing gray slacks, standing against a sparse cream-colored sky. A female figure, dressed in a pale green blouse, as a black, vintage rotary phone defines her facial features. These characters look like they live in an enchanting, yet eerie, pastel-hued Candyland … [ Read more]